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Clifton Therapy Associates

Michelle R. Ward, LPC, LMFT

Michelle is a Virginia State Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), certified to provide EMDR. Michelle received her M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Tech University. She provides outpatient therapy to adult individuals, couples, and families, using various therapy interventions to treat individuals with behavior, anger, anxiety and mood management, couples with relationship issues, and families with communication and conflict problems.

In 2022, Michelle completed her 200 hour yoga certification through Fluid Yoga School. This additional area of expertise in mindfulness, movement and breath-work will bring forth workshop and retreat opportunities to enhance the therapeutic practices clients can incorporate into their healing.

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Carol F. Blechl, LCSW

Carol Blechl is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Virginia. Carol received her MSW in clinical social work from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).  She has been a licensed provider in VA since 2005. She provides outpatient therapy to diverse adult populations (18+) to treat trauma, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, adjustment disorders, relationships issues and situational stress.

Carol is committed to helping her clients on their unique journey toward wellness using an individualized and collaborative approach.  Her clinical methods include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Oriented Therapy, trauma informed approaches (to include both narrative therapy and EMDR) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills training.

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